Young filmmaker and gun control advocate Rejina Sincic wants to change the world by making homes a safer place for children. She claims that her Public Service Announcement (PSA) is aimed at “reducing gun violence in schools and communities.” While this is a noble and lofty goal to have, given that nearly 10,000 American children are injured or killed by guns every year, her video has certainly caused some controversy.
People that have seen the video, took to her twitter account to voice their disgust.
The filmmaker, like any wanna-be successful entrepreneur, is undeterred by the negativity and is absolutely determined to make her video a success. She sought out the help from the Coalition To Stop Gun Violence, and asked them to share her video, so the entire world could see. Surprisingly, they actually like the video and actively defend it on their page. Their main issue is that it is “too long.”
The video shows a teenage boy sneaking into his mother’s room, and taking a gun out of her dresser drawer. Its not entirely sure if the gun is loaded or not. He places the gun in his backpack and then brings it to school with him. After one of his classes, he shocks his teacher by placing the gun on her desk and asks her:
Can you take this away? I don’t feel safe with a gun in my house.
This somehow is supposed to advocate a positive message, but as you can see from the comments made above on Twitter, it has caused quite a stir.
To add insult to injury, Rejina and the Coalition To Stop Gun Violence are defending the video by ridiculing people on Twitter. This is just one comment of many insults made:
The question that needs to be asked is:
How responsible should the filmmaker be if children take this advice and end up killing themselves or others?
Watch and voice your opinion:
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